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Real World AI: A Weekly Peek into Today’s Tech

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Welcome to our latest edition of the weekly AI digest, a curated exploration of the most significant developments in the realm of artificial intelligence. This week, we’ve witnessed groundbreaking strides from tech giants and intriguing regulatory moves, alongside practical AI applications in unexpected sectors.

This week, we’re unpacking competitive advancements within the AI industry, spotlighting Google’s launch of its largest and most capable AI model, Gemini, poised to rival the likes of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Not to be outdone, Elon Musk’s xAI introduces Grok, a new player in the AI landscape, catering to a niche audience.

The conversation around AI isn’t just about technological leaps; it’s also about governance and ethical implementation. This week, EU lawmakers have taken a monumental step in this direction, reaching a preliminary agreement on AI regulation. This move signifies a growing awareness and responsibility towards balancing innovation with public safety. 

Join us as we explore these stories, as well as some cool AI tools, as we take a glimpse into the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of artificial intelligence.

AI in the News

Google launches its largest and ‘most capable’ AI model, Gemini, set to rival Open AI’s ChatGPT.

Elon Musk just announced that xAI’s ChatGPT competitor Grok is officially rolling out to X Premium+ subscribers, unleashing the Twitter-trained uncensored chatbot to the public for the first time.

EU lawmakers, after over 20 hours of negotiations, have reached a preliminary agreement on regulating AI, particularly foundational models/general purpose AIs (GPAIs), aiming to balance innovation and public safety.

Meta is announcing Purple Llama, an open source project to provide trust and safety tools and evaluations for developing responsible generative AI models.

Anthropic has developed a new method to measure and reduce discrimination in language model decisions for areas like loans, jobs, insurance claims etc. 

McDonald’s fast food company says it will be applying generative AI to its operations starting in 2024, which will include using AI to help provide “hotter, fresher food.”

Readers of The Guardian provide their answers to the question: For which tasks is artificial intelligence LEAST well-suited?

Cool Tools

Ello – AI reading coach to make kids fall in love with books.
VideotoBlog – Creates blogs from YouTube videos using AI.
ResumeBuild – Revolutionizes the resume building process with AI technology.
ImagineMe – Personal AI art generator.
GameLight – AI platform for mobile game marketing.